Sunday 21 January 2018

Rare 'Batman' comic goes up for auction

This 9.2-graded copy of 'Batman' No 1 from 1940, depicting Batman and Robin swinging in front of a Gotham city skyline, will go on auction in Dallas next month. A similar copy sold for $850,000 (€662,000) in 2012. Barry Sandoval, director of operations for comics and comic art category at Heritage Auctions, said: "By any measure, this is one of the most desirable comic books in existence."

The record price for a comic book remains Action Comics No 1, which sold for $2.16m in 2011. That featured Superman's first appearance.

Irish Independent

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